We were about to choose a conveyancing solicitor in Soham endorsed on your site but stumbled across alternative quotes on the internet look less expensive – how come?
There are plenty of solicitors promoting pretending to offer cheap conveyancing, but supplementalfees end up with the closing bill mounting up beyond all recognition. Solicitors ought to ensure costs contained in terms of engagement should be transparent and reasonable raised The conveyancers that we list for conveyancing in Soham set out all legal fees for the property you intend topurchase.
We previously chose conveyancing lawyers located in Soham on the Lloyds solicitor panel. They have just invoiced me an additional sum for handling the Lloyds mortgage. Is this an additional conveyancing fee specified by Lloyds?
As unfair as it may appear, as long as it’s in their Terms of Engagement or Quote then yes your property lawyer may charge a fee for this. The fee is not set by Lloyds but by your Soham conveyancer. Some firms on the Lloyds panel will levy an ‘acting for lender’ fee and others do not.
I recently had an offer accepted on an apartment in Soham. My financial adviser suggested a solicitor. I paid an advanced payment of £150. Not long after, the solicitor called me sheepishly admitting that they were not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Nottingham panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
Intending to buy a apartment in Soham. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Lender if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the RBS conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Soham conveyancer is on the RBS conveyancing panel.
Due to the encouragement of my in-laws I had a survey completed on a property in Soham in advance of retaining conveyancers. I have been informed that there is a flying freehold aspect to the property. My surveyor has said that some lenders will not grant a loan on a flying freehold house.
It depends who your proposed lender is. HSBC has different requirements for example to Nationwide. If you e-mail us we can look into this further via the appropriate bank. If you lender is happy to lend one our lawyers can help as they are used to dealing with flying freeholds in Soham. Conveyancing can be more complicated and therefore you should check with your conveyancing solicitor in Soham to see if the conveyancing will be more expensive.
As co-executor for the will of my father I am disposing of a property in Monmouth but live in Soham. My lawyer (who is 260 miles from merequires that I sign a statutory declaration before the transaction finalising. Can you recommend a conveyancing practitioner in Soham who can attest this legal document for me?
Technically speaking you should not be required to have the documents attested by a conveyancing solicitor. Ordinarily or notary public or qualified solicitor will do regardless of whether they are located in Soham
Are there any specific benefits to choosing a local property lawyer in Soham
A significant proportion of house movers in Soham opt for a local solicitor so that they can visit if they have problems, and to sign mortgage deeds without using the post.
There is a distinct advantage in selecting a solicitor local to a premises you are buying, due to the knowledge of the area and possible local issues - but this is moot. Most conveyancers are now via the internet and could be anywhere in the world.